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Rihanna Shares Florida Governor Endorsement, Encourages Repeal of Stand Your Ground

Billboard News Last Sunday (11/4/18)

Rihanna has announced that she’s throwing her support behind Democratic nominee Andrew Gillum for the governor of Florida, and shared her position on several other issues in the Sunshine State.

The pop singer made the announcement on Instagram Sunday (Nov. 4), just two days before the upcoming midterm elections on Tuesday.

RiRi wrote that Floridians “have the opportunity to make history this election” by electing Gillum as the first African-American governor of Florida.

“If you’re tired of feeling like you don’t matter in the political process, know the most important thing you can do in supporting a candidate is finding someone who will take on critical issues,” she captioned a black-and-white image of a woman holding a sign that reads “Grab Em By the Midterms.”

The singer’s post also called for the repeal of the state’s controversial “stand your ground” law, which allows Florida residents to defend themselves with deadly force if they are in fear of imminent danger or death, according to NBC News.  [Read More Billboard News]


 

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